Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality launches first call to address ecological challenge in the Mediterranean

EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality launches first call to address ecological challenge in the Mediterranean

31 October 2019
The first call of “Med Fellows: Addressing the Ecological Challenge” will focus on all the challenges facing the Mediterranean region. Through this 1st call, 20 young leaders will be selected, and will have the opportunity to: - Attend a Webinar (a preliminary session) presenting the activity and…
Digitalisation and SMEs in the Mediterranean region, main focus of Euromed Summit

Digitalisation and SMEs in the Mediterranean region, main focus of Euromed Summit

22 October 2019
The Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions is taking place on 22-23 October 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. It aims at promoting greater understanding of the main issues affecting organised civil society in the Euromed region and at discussing the common…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
EESC President Luca Jahier

Statement by the European Economic and Social Committee President Luca Jahier on the situation in North-East Syria

16 October 2019
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU body representing European civil society, firmly condemns Turkey's military operation in North-East Syria. As representatives of civil society, we are deeply concerned about the humanitarian costs of this intervention and urge the Turkish…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…
2019 European Week of Action for Girls

Last day of 2019 European Week of Action for Girls

11 October 2019
Organised by a coalition of civil society organisations, and supported by the European Institutions and UN Agencies, the 2019 European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) took place from 7 to 11 October. Based around the International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated every 11 October, this week-long…
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EU is there with full support to end Syria crisis, Mogherini says at the United Nations General Assembly

26 September 2019
An EU hosted event on the Syria crisis is the first meeting on Syria following the UN announcement of an agreement on the formation of a Constitutional Committee. A political solution under UN auspices is the goal the EU always supported also with the three Brussels Conferences, bringing together…
EU-funded Majalat organises regional video contest to shed light on commitment of Southern Neighbourhood civil society actors

EU-funded Majalat organises regional video contest to shed light on commitment of Southern Neighbourhood civil society actors

24 September 2019
EU-funded Majalat is organizing a video contest in connection with the project’s priority themes (Good governance and state of law, economic development and social dialogue, migration, climate and social justice, security and the fight against violence). The aim is to highlight the commitment and…
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"Supporting the future of Syria and the region" conference: new EU financial tracking report published

24 September 2019
The European Union has published a report on progress against the pledges made at the third Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” on behalf of the Brussels Conference co-chairs. It shows that for 2019, donors have already contributed 92% (USD 6.4 billion) of the…